"Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!)" as written by and Sufjan Stevens....
This time of year you always disappear
You tell me not to call
You tell me not to call
And when the door is closed you're wearing different clothes
Or hiding in the paper, pretending not to hear

Inexpensive wine
I buy it all the time
You tell me take it back
You say you'll take a nap
But I can see it now
You always tell me how
I could do so much better
You said it in your letter

Did I make you cry
On Christmas day?
Did I let you down
Like every other day?
Did I make you cry
On Christmas day?
Did I let you down
On Christmas day?

The bed that isn't made
The broken window shade
The radiator's on
I loved you along
But I can see it now
You always tell me how
I could do so much better
You said it in your letter

I stay awake at night
After we have a fight
I'm writing poems about you
And they aren't very nice
I didn't mean to yell
I said I couldn't tell
I only grabbed your wrist
Or would you rather we kissed?

Did I make you cry
On Christmas day?
Did I make you cry
Like every other day?
Did I make you cry
On Christmas day?
Did I make you cry?


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    General CommentA lot of it makes me think it's about his dad and how he would never be around at Christmas time and such, but the grabbing by the wrist rather than kissing makes me think it's about a significant other.
    It could change meaning halfway through though, you never know.
    umm.kaitlinon December 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song.....pretty forward
    XxDaRkOxXon November 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is my favorite song of the Christmas CD's.
    bradk4321on November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit is a very sad song :'(

    Did I make you cry
    like every other day?
    life_is_sweeton November 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really beautiful sad song, i like it
    Sunset Rubdownon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHoly Christmas Trees Batman!!! This song is amazing; one of the most honest songs I hear in quite some time


    "I only grabbed your wrist Or would you rather we kissed?"


    Whoa That speaks volumes. We saw him in concert this past fall and he sang a song from the new box set...it was fantastic but this one is the work of genius

    Too genius for me...I am still trying to figure it out! Damn it I wish I was smart!
    IveyNowon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've haven't actually heard this one, but the title made me laugh.
    Sweet_Amityon November 03, 2007   Link

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